Workshops at Highlands Gate

Schedule for 2020:

April 25 & 26th, 2020

Explorations in Equine Facilitated Wellness

4381 Wolf Grove Road, Lanark, Ontario, Canada

This Professional Association for Equine Facilitated Wellness approved Explorations workshop will include an introduction to the field of equine facilitated wellness and will cover topics such as Pro-EFW's philosophy, principles and ethics; the role of the equine as a sentient being; safety issues when working with equines and humans. The 30-hour introduction is offered as a combination of distance learning (on line) and on-site training.  Thirty hours is recognized by CCPA for CEU hours.

Participants will leave with a general understanding of the EFW field and the next steps if they want to develop their skills further in this field.

Explorations in EFW is open to anyone and there are no prerequisites. 

Learning Objectives of Explorations in EFW:

General understanding of Equine Facilitated Wellness (EFW)
Awareness of the history and foundation for EFW approaches
Increased sensitivity to the horse, its needs and abilities
Appreciation and understanding of the perspective of the horse as a 'sentient being'
Appreciation of the safety and risk management issues and considerations in EFW
An introduction to how EFW can be applied with clients in individual, family and group environments
An introduction to how EFW can be applied with different client populations and needs
Understanding of the EFW - Canada training, mentoring and certification model and how this applies to candidates
An appreciation of the importance of always working within your scope of practice
The development of personal next steps in exploring the EFW field.
Ideas of what people can do when they leave 

$650: Includes healthy lunches, snacks and all materials.